I'm not here to bore you with another diatribe about how I'm struggling in my day to day life, working hard to keep my head above water & get just the normal daily stuff done...
I'm here to tell you about my brilliant plan to fix it all!
Hehe...not quite. But I have instituted a new rule. Recently I've been sick & tired of feeling so tired. I had been to the doctor & had a whole gamut of blood tests run (you'll have to forgive me for being a hypochondriac; considering our recent family history I just needed some peace of mind, you know?). Anyway, it turns out that I am healthy - no anemia, no Lupus, no nothing. Thank God. But that means nothing other than my horrible schedule & sometimes horrible eating habits could be the cause of my weariness. Hmmm. While I was mulling this over I thought through my commitments, my daily chores, my stuff & decided that there was one rule I MUST begin to follow.
I call it my 9/10 o'clock rule. And it applies to every night of the week, Sunday through Thursday. If I am away from home, at 9:00 P.M. I have to hit the road & get home. Whatever I am doing, at 10:00 P.M. I have to set it down & start getting ready for bed. Nothing in my life is so urgent or so important that it cannot wait until the next day. Whatever is in my hand at 10 o'clock is going to be put down & that is just that. The goal is to be snuggled under the covers reading or talking with Mike or just going to sleep by 10:15. That way, when the alarm goes off at 4:50 A.M. I'll be less likely to cuss & moan & cry. Hopefully I'll be rested enough to thank God for the gift of another day.
I've followed the rule successfully for three nights now. I have been able to get up with Mike, see him out the door, & not go back to bed. I had gotten into a frightful habit of snuggling down for another 45 minutes of sleep but it was just awful because I had to wake up again - it was like suffering through two mornings! With that extra 45 minutes I have time to get ready for work without getting hives from the hurry & I also have time to read my Bible & do some studying. This is a very good thing.
|And my day just got better when I got to partake of these beauties!|
Oh, how I love sweet summer fruit!
And just for giggles I thought I would show you this handsome guy. I found him on our car yesterday. The pic doesn't really do him justice because this spider literally glowed a yellowish/greenish fluorescent color. And get a look at those legs! I don't know, he just looked really mean to me. *shudder*
|The only thing I don't love about summer - the bugs!|